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Rafael Nadal secrets to winning at French Open revealed by Serena Williams' coach -

Mouratoglou was assessing Nadal's game on the Game, Schett & Mats show on Eurosport when he revealed everything behind the Spaniard's dominance. The key, Mouratoglou says, is Nadal's position while returning service. The 10-time French Open ...

French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova feature on a star-studded Day 2 - Sportskeeda

Rafael Nadal will open his bid for a record 11th title on a star-studded Day 2 of the French Open 2018 in Paris. The top seed and World No. 1 takes on Italian veteran Simone Bolelli, who got through as a lucky loser when Alexandr Dolgopolov withdrew.

French Open: Novak Djokovic, Zverev 'Only Two' Who Can Beat Rafael Nadal - International Business Times

Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev are the only two players capable of preventing Rafael Nadal from winning an 11th French Open crown, according to former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek. Nadal begins his French Open campaign Monday ...

Rafael Nadal to face Simone Bolelli after Alexandr Dolgopolov pulls out of French Open - Hindustan Times

Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov pulled out of the French Open with injury on Saturday, leaving Rafael Nadal to open his title defence against lucky loser Simone Bolelli. World number one Nadal had been due to face Dolgopolov in the first round as he bids ...

French Open 2018 schedule: Day 2 order of play - Rafael Nadal begins title defence -

Nadal boasts a stunning 79-2 record at this particular Grand Slam, having only ever lost to Novak Djokovic and Robin Soderling. The 31-year-old kickstarts his campaign against Italy's Simone Bolelli - who has lost in the qualifiers but was picked as ...

Five matches to watch at the French Open on Monday - The New Indian Express

Wawrinka, the 2015 champion, and runner-up to Nadal in 2017, arrives in Paris under an injury cloud having been laid low by a knee injury which had required surgery last year. Wawrinka missed three months this year before returning in Geneva last week ...

Rafael Nadal vs Simone Bolelli French Open 2018 Preview -

Rafael Nadal begins his hunt for a record 11th French Open title on Monday evening, playing lucky loser Simone Bolelli. The World No.1 had been set to face Alexandr Dolgopolov in round one, only for the Ukranian to be one of many pre-tournament ...

Roland-Garros: le programme de la deuxième journée avec Nadal, Djokovic, Gasquet et Sharapova - BFMTV.COM

Rafael Nada, le maître des lieux, est de retour ce lundi sur la terre battue parisienne, tout comme le finaliste de l'an dernier Stan Wawrinka et Novak Djokovic, vainqueur en 2016. Maria Sharapova fait aussi son retour. Et parmi les principaux ...

Simone Bolelli -

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Rafael Nadal and Simone Bolelli live with Eurosport. The match starts at 11:00 on 28 May 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen. Head-to-head: see historical stats and ...

French Open: Nadal, Djokovic headline Day 2 action - Sportstarlive

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal begins his French Open title defence on Monday with a clash against Italy's Simone Bolelli on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Novak Djokovic, looking to get back to winning ways on the biggest stage following elbow surgery, takes on ...

French Open 2018: The Science Behind Nadal's Clay-Court Dominance Explained - beIN SPORTS USA

Nadal has lost just 36 of his 444 ATP matches on clay and this month set an Open Era record for the most successive sets won on a single surface, surpassing John McEnroe's 49 on carpet with 50 on clay. It is an unprecedented level of supremacy. To get ...

Sportsworld - BBC Sport

World Number One Rafael Nadal has won the French Open a record 10 times! The Spaniard is dominant on clay, but one man who knows how to beat him at Roland Garros is Sweden's Robin Söderling - who knocked Nadal out in the fourth round back in ...

Date and time: Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova's first match in Paris - Tennis World

Many top players will make their debut at the French Open on Monday. Rafael Nadal is definitely the most awaited one, having won ten times here. The Spaniard will face the Italian lucky loser Simone Bolelli as last match on Philippe Chatrier Stadium ...

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal might just have a budding bromance - Tennis Magazine

Last week, Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. Rafa would go on to win the tournament, but what stood out at the event was Djokovic's return to form. For the first time in over a year, Djokovic ...

Rafael Nadal vs Simone Bolelli: French Open first round preview and prediction - RealSport101

Nadal and Bolelli have met five times so far in their careers and it is not a match up that has favoured the Italian, who has lost them all. Their first meeting came in 2009 in Rotterdam, in the round of 32. Bolelli played well to win the first set ...

Richard Krajicek: 'I was convinced Nadal would win French Open, but now...' - Tennis World

The former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek believes that Rafael Nadal is the favorite to win French Open, but he could deal with some trouble en route to winning the title. After watching the action at the Madrid and Rome Opens, Krajicek said that ...

Rafael Nadal builds the 'perfect tennis player' - Tennis World

Who is the ideal player according to Rafael Nadal? In an interview to the French newspaper Le Figaro ahead of the French Open, the Spaniard tried to answer this question by choosing several players. His selection included a mix of players like Novak ...

Rafael Nadal explains the mentality behind his Roland Garros dominance - Tennis Magazine

"I think it takes a combination of things—a good mentality, a passion for what to do, love of sport, a little bit of luck and finally, the constant desire to improve, to have that on court every day," Nadal told Le Figaro in an interview published in ...

4 players who can defeat Nadal at the French Open - Essentially Sports (blog)

Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly the king of clay. He has won a record 10 French Open titles with his latest coming in 2017. He won his first title there in 2005 and has not looked back since. Incredibly, in all these years, he has only been defeated by ...

Rafael Nadal backs HUGE change to tennis rules ahead of French Open -

But over the next 10 years he would like to see the governing body get rid of the second serve to try and focus on perfection. Tennis is one of the only sports where players get a second chance of starting a point - but Nadal wants that reduced to one ...

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ">[rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Rafael Nadal
Rafa Nadal (Spain).jpg
Nadal at 2016
Full name Rafael Nadal Parera
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Born (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 30)
Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Coach(es) Toni Nadal (1990–)
Carlos Moyá (2017)
Prize money

US$ 78,688,782

Official website
Career record 806–173
Career titles 69
Highest ranking No. 1 (18 August 2008)
Current ranking No. 9 (21 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)
US Open W (2010, 2013)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (2010, 2013)
Olympic Games W (2008)
Career record 130–71
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Current ranking No. 115 (10 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open SF (2004)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Last updated on: 7 November 2016.

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ([rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 28 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer). He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.

Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2014 French Open, Nadal became the third player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times (Martina Navratilova 9, Margaret Court 11) and the first to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer. Nadal holds the record after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012 and is the only player in the open era to achieve such a feat. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. He equalled Guillermo Vilas's all-time record of 49 clay court titles by winning the Barcelona Open in 2016.

Rafael Nadal ● Pre Roland Garros 2018 Practices

Some Rafa training compilation at the 2018 French Open. Can he get the 11th? Like & Subscribe to the channel for more Tennis videos! Twitter: ...

The Legendary Speed Of Rafael Nadal

Nadal is a freak when it comes to speed on the court, he can cover any part of the court in seconds, his ability to run so fast is remarkable and sometimes beyond ...

Rafael Nadal - practice on Lenglen

The No. 1 seed and 10-time French Open champion practices on Court Suzanne Lenglen with Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay.

French Open 2018: John McEnroe makes surprising Rafael Nadal revelation

French Open 2018: John McEnroe makes surprising Rafael Nadal revelation ▻ Nadal is the heavy favourite heading into Roland Garros and he gets his ...

Rafael Nadal Press conference after his victory at Rome Masters 2018

My Story: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal recalls his journey to finally surpass Roger Federer at No. 1 in the ATP Rankings for the first time in August 2008 in this edition of My Story, ...